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It isn’t illegal to hitch a trailer behind your caravan. The transport act was however phrased to make provision for trucks and tractors towing more than just one trailer. When taking into account the regulations regarding driver’s licences, the gross combination mass and the brake system of the entire towing combination, it becomes technically quite problematic to legally drive your own little holiday “train”.
If you want to tow a Jurgens Penta and a Venter trailer, for instance, the requirement that apply are as follows: Towing vehicle The tare of the towing vehicle must be more than 2 tons. (A Land Cruiser qualifies, but not the Nissan Champ that you inherited from your uncle.)
Driver’s licence You need to have an EC1 driver’s licence (or a Code 14 licence, which was issued prior to 1998.)
Trailer Even the trailer towed behind the caravan will have to be fitted with special brakes.